Category Archives: PASSION Stories

DWIGHT RAMOS Journey and Training Under Passion Sports

Written By: Zerjosh Serrano and Paul Tamayo Everyone knows him now. In just a span of over a year, Dwight Ramos has grown from being a virtually unknown Gilas Pilipinas prospect to one of the most popular basketball players in a nation that literally adores the sport. With a rare combination of steady demeanor and […]

KYLE DOMINGUEZ: A Brain Tumor Survivor And The Important Values He Learned From Sports

Written By: Zerjosh Serrano and Paul Tamayo Kyle Dominguez first enrolled at Passion Sports in 2017. It was a summer camp at Cavite, and since he was living near the venue, Kyle grabbed the opportunity to learn basketball under the great coaches of Passion Sports that includes former PBA player Rob Labagala, who is also […]

KATH ARADO: A Lady Warrior in the Land of Giants

Written By: Zerjosh Serrano and Paul Tamayo Philippines is as a hardcore sports fan country. In any given sport whether it requires physical strength, intellect, or even resourcefulness, Filipinos will go crazy about it. But for millions of Filipinos, the sports among sports are the world’s famous basketball and volleyball. Surprised? Definitely not. Filipinos are […]

STEVE and EDZEL TUMANDAO: A Father-Son Love Built Up by Basketball

Written By: Zerjosh Serrano and Paul Tamayo This is not your typical and perfect love story with sparkling background and unchained melodies. Nor your favorite primetime soap opera where you spend long hours crying in front of the television. This is a story of a man who is more than willing to conquer anything for […]

LUCIANO and HEATHER GUINO-O Story: A Father-Daughter Bond Strengthened by Volleyball

Written By: Zerjosh Serrano and Paul Tamayo   Heather Guino-o was only in fifth grade when she came running to his father Luciano to excitedly tell him the news that she is being recruited for a volleyball team. It was the start of something big for Heather, who is now a professional volleyball player in […]

ANTHONY JOSH ORANI: A Young Achiever’s Quest For Excellence In Sports and Academics

Written By: Zerjosh Serrano and Paul Tamayo   Excelling in one discipline is already a herculean task for many. Any individual aiming for the top has to dedicate a lot of energy, time, and even resources. One has to put in great effort and devotion not only to improve, but rather to excel in order […]

SJ BELANGEL: Recapturing His Basketball Passion Through Passion Sports

Written By: Zerjosh Serrano and Paul Tamayo   It doesn’t take a lot of research to know that Ateneo Blue Eagle SJ Belangel is a winner. In the two years that he has played in the UAAP Seniors prior to the pandemic, SJ has won two championships with Ateneo. But behind the glamour and the […]

BERNARD QUIBIDO: On Passing His Basketball Dreams To His Sons And Overcoming Adversaries As A Father

Written By: ZerJosh Serrano and Paul Tamayo “One may not be able to fulfill all his dreams, but some of them can be fulfilled by those who are important to him.” This is exactly how the story of Bernard Quibido blossomed. Hailing from the historic city of Cebu, Bernard once dreamed to be one of […]

SHELLA and XANDER MONTEZA: A Mother’s Ultimate Sacrifice For Her Son’s Dreams

Written By: ZerJosh Serrano and Paul Tamayo   “Almost 11 years na ako nagtatrabaho sa ibang bansa. 7 years old pa lang si Xander noong umalis ako.” This is how Shella Monteza started to tell the story of her unconditional love and ultimate sacrifice for her family. A loving wife to Ryan and a mother […]

LERMA & SHEN ABRASALDO: Nurturing a Mother-Son Relationship Through Basketball and Passion Sports

Written By: ZerJosh Serrano and Paul Tamayo The photo you see above perfectly encapsulates a mother’s support for her child. That’s Lerma Abrasaldo in the striped red shirt seated on the bench, nervously cheering her son Shen, who is the one dribbling the ball, about to set up a play for his team. “Mas kinakabahan […]